6 candidates for Not the Booker Prize

The Guardian newspaper in the UK run a ‘not the Booker Prize’ event each year to coincide with the official Man Booker longlist. The titles are all nominated by people like you and me (just regular people who enjoy a good read and can spot pretentiousness with ease). This year 70 titles were long listed from which a short list of six were created, all based on the number of votes cast by Guardian readers. It’s an incredibly popular activity (this year saw more than a thousand votes registered). The final choice will be made, again based on votes, in October Here is this year’s shortlist. I’ve not read any of these or heard of most of them. They’re so varied there is sure to be something that takes your fancy. If I wasn’t already overloaded with Man Booker  long listed titles to read and the fearful tower of the TBR I’d be looking to buy Melanie Finn’s Shame since I am a sucker for books set in Africa.


Anything in that list catch your eye? Maybe you’ve read some of them? Here’s the Guardian’s announcement if you want to join in the voting.

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